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Youth Baking 2017

Apple Cheesecake Sauce

With Sea Salt Caramel Sauce



*  6 tablespoons butter melted

*  1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

*  ¼ cup sugar


*  2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

*  ½ cup sugar

*  3 eggs

*  1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling

*  ½ teaspoon sea salt


*  ¾ cup favorite prepared caramel sauce

*  Coarse crystals sea salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 9x9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

*  In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar until crumbly. 

     Press firmly into the bottom of the baking pan.

*  In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and salt.  Beat at medium high speed,  

     until mixture is smooth about 1 to 2 minutes. Fold apple pie filling into cheesecake mixture. 

     Spoon mixture evenly on top of crust.

*  Bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, until filling is set.  Let cool completely.

*  Just before serving, drizzle caramel sauce on top of cheesecake piece and sprinkle with a little coarse sea salt.

*  For judging:  bring (3) 2x2 squares on a disposable plate and attach label on the top of the plate

    with the following information:  Name, Age, Grange Name, number & county.

    Please do not write on the bottom of the plate.


State Grange Youth Craft 2017


Memory/Bulletin/Chalk Board

   Using materials of your choice create your own design of a Memory/Bulletin/Chalk Board

   not to exceed the size an 11x17 picture frame.  Include a few pictures, sayings, etc. to showcase your style. 

   Boards can be a combination of uses or single use.  DIY and Pinterest are great resources to help you get started. 





State Fair Craft

Garden Stone

   Using materials of your choice, create a garden stone.  Be creative.  DIY and pinterest are great resources to help you get started. 

    Not to exceed 18x18x18.


State Fair Youth Baking 2017

   Youth Culinary Showcase Baking State Fair:  Two crust pies with the recipe of your

   choice must be submitted on a recipe card with the entry.  No uncooked fruit will be permitted,

   however you may use a lattice top.  Use a disposable container for all baked goods entered. 

   Ages for the contest are anyone 13-1/2 to 20 and must be a subordinate member. 

   Entries will be made through the Ohio State Fair.  For more information contact the youth directors.


Eastern Regional Youth Conference

   At this time we have no further information on this conference. We will inform everyone at a later date.


Public Speaking Contest

   This will be held at the Ohio State Grange Office in Fredericktown Ohio on March 18th at 1:00 p.m. 

   Due date for entries are on March 6th.   


Public Speaking Rules:

   There are categories as well as 3 age divisions as follows:

Youth 14 –21 years of age

Young Adult 22 – 35 years of age

Adult 36+ years of age.

Ages as of January 1st determine the age group.  Props will be allowed, but must be appropriately sized for the room. 

Points can be deducted for props.


Category A:  Prepared Speech with topic of the contestant’s choice

   Contestant’s in this category will be required to answer an impromptu question at the end of their speech.  

   The question will be related to the chosen speech topic Speeches must be a minimum of 4 minutes and

   a maximum of 7 minutes.      


Category B:  Radio Spot Contest

   Pretend you are a “DJ” & doing a commercial for the Grange.  Can include 1 or 2 people. 

   Should be exactly 60 seconds in length and may include a musical or sound effect introduction and/or background. 

   The contestant must provide a complete written script (including notations about music/sound effects)

   to the timekeeper to aid in timing accuracy.  Musical/sound effect introductions and endings are considered a

   part of the radio spot and must not cause the 60-second time limit to be exceeded.  The spot should relate to the Grange,

   be original and created by the contestant.   


Category C:  Impromptu Speeches

   Participants will draw two topics, select their choice of the two and return the other one. 

   Impromptu speeches should be at least 1 minute in length and no longer than 7 minutes. 

   Timekeeper will hold up hand when the 1 minute mark has been reached and then again

   at the 6:30 minute mark so the speaker knows when he/she can stop.  Participants must notify

   National Director of intent to enter prior to the beginning of the contest.     


Sign-a-Song Contest

   This will be held at the Ohio State Grange Office in Fredericktown Ohio on March 18th at 1:00 p.m. 

   Due date for entries are March 6th


Category A:  Novice

   The contestant in this category must be a beginner in sign language has had no more than

   three sign language classes and has entered the sign-a-song contest no more than two years.


Category B:  Hobbyist

   The contestant in this category signs on an occasional basis and strictly for fun. 

   Also the contestant has entered the contest more than two years.


Category C:  Group

   Two or more people signing.  Participants must sign their own name. 

   They must inform the audience and judges what type of sign language they will be using. 

   Judging for all three categories will be the same.   


Summer Youth Camp

   Dates for this camp is tentatively for July 6th, 7th, & 8th.  Still working on place so more information will be out later.


2017 State Grange Convention

   This will be held October 18th to 22nd.  This will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Dublin Ohio. 

   For any youth who are planning on attending convention, your reservation is due to the state office by September 20th, 2017. 


   Anyone interested in participating in the Youth Ambassador or Young Couple contest, please fill out the application

   and send it to the Youth Directors Mike & Debbie Russell.  More information on this contest will be put out later. 

   We will also be looking for youth to take part on the Youth Opening Team.  The youth will be opening the session on Saturday at noon. 


If you have any information or questions please feel free to contact us anytime.  Mike & Debbie Russell

at 440 W. Loy Rd.  Piqua, Ohio  45356.  Mike’s cell 937-541-1849 & Debbie’s cell at 937-541-1903.  Also have text & email is debbiekrussell@yahoo.com





January 13th – 15thWinter Youth Camp in Dublin Ohio


April 10thEntries Due for Public Speaking & Sign-A-Song Contest


April 29th – Public Speaking & Sign-A-Song Contest – 1:30 p.m.

                   Will be held at the - Ohio State Grange Office

                                                   16303 Village Parkway

                                                   Fredericktown, Ohio 43019


June 1stTalent Entries Due


June 9th – 11th  – Eastern Regional Youth Conference

                            Hosted by Delaware

                            Location to be announced with information


June 20th – Culinary Showcase & State Fair Craft

                   Entry Forms Due – Youth Baking is 2 Crust Pie


June 24th – Talent Contest – at Friendly Hills – Zanesville Ohio


June 30th – Summer Youth Camp Registrations Due


July 17th – 20th – Summer Youth Camp to be held at

                            Lazy Bear Lodge – Hocking Hills

                            12134 Maysville Williams Rd. - Logan, Ohio 43138


July 25th – Culinary Showcase & State Fair Craft Judging at

                  Ohio State Fair.


July 26th – Aug. 6th – Ohio State Fair


September 10th – Youth Ambassador & Young Couple Entries Due


September 20thYouth Registration Due for State Convention

                              Crown Plaza in Dublin Ohio


October 18th – 22nd – State Grange Convention – Crown Plaza

                                   Dublin Ohio


November 7th – 11th – National Grange Convention

                                    Spokane Washington









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